It might come as a surprise, but it's not chocolate!
Although, I'm partial to a good square of 80% +, if it's going...
No, the one new amazing habit I've kept up for nearly 2 years is:
It has really been one of those life transforming things, and I'm planning to keep doing this for the foreseeable future.
With a bit of planning, and a well organised pantry, in only a couple of hours per week I've managed to keep eating the foods I love, meals that taste good, and I've been able to stick to my gut health principles!
Things I learned
Sticking to a food prep routine has saved a lot of money! (who doesn't want that?) By eating foods made from scratch, buying what's in season, and bringing lunch into work instead of getting a take away you can save so much money!
It saves SO MUCH TIME! Most people spend at least 5 hours per week in the kitchen, cooking and preparing meals. My food prep takes roughly 2 hours, plus about 1,5 hours to heat up my meals or make quick breakfasts during the week.
Taking a little bit of time each week to plan, look at what's happening during the week helped me feel in control of my digestive health. Knowing when I would be out for dinner, I could plan my meals before and after this.
It keeps my digestive health in check! No more last minute panic pizza orders, with the upset tummy afterwards. As well as focusing on foods I know my body loves and will thank me for.
Planning in advance also saved time on shopping, as there has been 1 big shop per week.
Long story short, doing food prep week by week has been one of the most positive things I've done!
Keeping it simple Committing to doing food prep on a weekly basis doesn't have to be difficult. There's no need for gastronomic dishes every single day, you can play it smart by preparing things in big batches. For example, if you plan to eat a potato salad and roasted potatoes the day after, boiling a big batch and using the same spuds for both dishes becomes a no-brainer. Making use of your freezer and all your kitchen utensils while you cook can save you time and effort. If you would like to have a crash course in meal prep to improve digestion AND save time, join my free workshop now by clicking the link below! Yes! I want to learn all things food prep, save time and effort.